Dear Friends of Catholic Charities,
In February, the entire state of Louisiana will be attending parades; donning purple, green, and gold; and indulging in king cake. The way we celebrate Mardi Gras is something that is so unique to our community – no other place in the world gathers with these specific traditions. This time is also based around Epiphany and Lent, proving that the history of the Catholic Church is uniquely entwined with the history of our state and New Orleans.
This time of year makes me reflect on how Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans stands out from other service providers in the area. Our Catholic identify guides our values and practices and fuels our motivation to love our community well. CCANO’s long history in New Orleans gives us deep structural knowledge and a rich network for doing good. Our holistic approach to programming serves the entire community and meets the full range of human needs. Our responsible stewardship of resources sets us apart: 95% of all donation go directly to the needs of the people we serve.
I am grateful to be a part of such a special organization in such a special state. May our community continue to be blessed with a joyful spirit and a determination to take on the challenges we encounter through faith, unity, and strength.
God bless you,
Sr. Marjorie Hebert, M.S.C. President/CEO